Aerojet Rocketdyne assists in launching SATCOM spacecraft into orbit

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) has played a role in launching the eighth wideband blobal SATCOM (WGS-8) spacecraft into orbit for the US military, the company said.

The company said the mission lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium rocket.Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 12 MR-106H 9-lbf hydrazine rocket engines on the upper stage, and a 100-lbf bipropellant apogee-raising engine aboard the WGS spacecraft.

Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers solutions to the aerospace and defense markets, providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.